There is no better place to experience the true feeling of Memorial Day than in our nation’s capital. Washington D.C.is the perfect city to spend your Memorial Day Weekend and get your summer started with exciting yet educational events taking place around the city. Here are some events for Memorial Day in Washington DC to look out for this year:
Memorial Day in Washington DC – National Memorial Day Parade
You can find a variety of Memorial Day parades happening around the country in most cities. Instead of participating in these small events, come experience in the largest parade for Memorial Day in Washington DC The National Memorial Day Parade is a televised parade featuring marching bands, live performers, floats, and veterans as they march down Constitution Avenue. This is the perfect way to celebrate our nation’s veterans in the country’s biggest parade. This year’s parade is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 27th. The earlier you arrive, the better views you will be able to get!
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally
Each year over 900,000 motorcyclists descend upon Washington D.C.for their annual Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally. This unique parade honors the POWs and MIAs from the Vietnam War. The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally starts off at the Pentagon and makes its way to the West Potomac Park. This year’s event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 26th just in time for Memorial Day.
National Memorial Day Concert
Another exciting way to honor our service members is by attending the National Memorial Day Concert. This free event is filmed lived for PBS in Washington D.C.and will be hosted by actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna. Additional celebrities will be on hand to demonstrate their talents as well. Enjoy the National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday, May 26that 8:00pm located on the West Lawn of the US Capitol.
Visit the National Mall Memorials
You do not have to partake in these vast events to honor our nation’s armed services. Anyone visiting Washington D.C.is encouraged to visit the National Mall, where several historic landmarks can be found, including the National World War II Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Your Historical Getaway to Washington DC
Memorial Day in Washington DC allows us to honor and remember our fallen veterans with these exciting events. Make the most of your historical getaway with our exclusive vacation rentals found in the prestigious neighborhoods in the city. You will experience amenities and comfort found nowhere else in Washington D.C. Reserve your next stay online today or give us a call to help you find the right rental.